Looking for Teacher-Created, Field-Tested Classroom Projects? There’s an App for That

By Jenny Burns, Community Coordinator for Allen Distinguished Educators
July 7, 2016


The recently released Allen Distinguished Educators app makes it easier than ever for teachers to discover hands-on, student-directed projects that engage students in authentic learning. These projects were created by award-winning educators teaching in unique and diverse classrooms across the nation.

Teachers can download the app now for iOS or Android mobile devices.

App-screenshot.jpegWith projects related to computer science, engineering, and entrepreneurship, the app includes a library of interactive DIY Guides to help teachers from every grade level and circumstance to create meaningful learning experiences with their students. Teachers can choose from a variety of projects – solving a real-world problem in 52 minutes using the design process, to developing low-cost synthetic tissue with materials obtained at their local grocer, and more.

All guides include links to download detailed project materials with step-by-step instructions for project implementation. Teachers are encouraged to change, expand, or even “break” the DIY Guides to meet their students’ needs, and then tell us how they did it on the ADE website. Visit AllenDistinguishedEducators.org to learn about ADE and explore more open-educator resources available to support the innovative teaching of computer science, engineering and entrepreneurship.


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